Strict Sixty

Sold my power rack yesterday and did a bunch of clean up in the garage. Was exhausted last night. In for open gym at noon today.

Warm-up

  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Dead Hang
  • 5 Power Cleans (45#)
  • 5 Shoulder Presses (45#)
  • 5 Power Cleans (95#)
  • 5 Shoulder Presses (95#)
  • 5 Power Cleans (135#)

Conditioning

20:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 5 Power Cleans (165#)
  • 6 Strict HSPU

Did something like this almost 2 years ago when we were doing the Hybrid Open prep, but it was 185# back then. I’m not in that kind of shape, so scaled back the weight, but bumped up the handstand push-ups from the five I did. Had my belt out in case I needed it, but never put it on. Had to be a little more careful with the last 2-3 rounds when my back started to get tight. Was able to do everything unbroken though. Not sure I would have got through every round if I had tried seven HSPU. Sixty strict handstand push-ups is a lot!

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold

Didn’t even make it through two unbroken rounds today, but was almost 30 seconds faster than the last time doing this. 4:34 today. Tough with a tight back.

Kayak

We rented some kayaks for a couple hours over in Midland. Beautiful day for it!

Leet

Walked 18 yesterday and it was another hot day. This morning I was just under 198# on the scale for a new low. Felt tired through the day and actually laid down for about 20 minutes in the afternoon. Went to the 4pm class.

Active Life – Shoulder Abduction 12

**Accumulate 2:00 OH Hold with 80-100% of shoulder press

4 Rounds

  • 30s Overhead Hold (135#)
  • 1:00 Rest

That is it for the corrective action programs. I’ll start working in some of the Bulletproof Shoulders program now.

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 2 Rounds
    • 10 Push-ups
    • 10 Good Mornings (PVC)
    • 20 Single Unders
    • 20 Double Unders

Weightlifting

Power Clean – TnG Triples

  • 2x3x45#
  • 3×95
  • 3×135
  • 3×165
  • 3×185
  • 3×205
  • 3×225
  • 2×230

I’m still bruised up from The Chief last week. Caught the second with 230 with really wide feet, so then I “Clarked” the third one.

Conditioning

  • 50 Calorie Row
  • 50 HSPU
  • 50 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (95#)
  • 150 DU

Kept a 1,200 cal/hr pace on the rower and was done just under 2:30. Kicked up and did 10 sets of 5 handstand push-ups. I think I was done by 7:00. Earlier this year I did a WOD of 50s and HSPU were the first movement. I went 10-10-10-7-7-6 to get through them in 3:40, so I knew starting with a row that I should be a lot more conservative and it worked well.

Couldn’t tell you the last time I did a SDLHP and I’ll be the first to tell you I think it’s a stupid movement. Was really struggling with them and did 10×5 there as well. Was on to the rope around 11:00 I think. Tried to do sets of 15 to 35, which worked pretty well. After getting through the first 50 reps I think my heart rate slowed and then did much better through the rest. Finished in 13:37. Anyone who deals with computers should get a kick out of the Leet-ness of that number.

Mobility

Tricep smash with barbell for about six minutes.

Hitting the golf course again tomorrow and it looks like it’s going to be even hotter.

2x3x400

Went to the 4pm class.

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 200m Run
  • 10 Hand Release Push Ups
  • 50′ Walking Lunge

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 400m Run
  • 25 Hand Release Push-ups

Pushed the runs and felt good. Did my push-ups in sets of 5, trying to keep rests short. Finished in 7:59. Got about 5 minutes of rest before the next one.

3 Rounds

  • 400m Run
  • 25′ Right Arm DB Overhead Walking Lunge (50# DBs)
  • 25′ Left Arm DB Overhead Walking Lunge (50# DBs)

**Use two dumbbells, holding the second one on the other shoulder.

Felt like I was able to do the first run about the same as the first workout. Then came those lunges, which I thought I would be able to go down and back without dropping. Oh boy was I wrong! They really jacked my heart rate and my last two runs were so fucking slow. Took me 10:35 to finish.

That was a lot of running yesterday and today. Happy I was able to run had for four of the six.

Gymnastics Strength

4 Sets

  • 2×5 Strict Rope Pull-ups (alternating high hand each set of 5)
  • 2×5 Strict HSPU

Would have liked to do 10 handstand push-ups unbroken each round but there was no way after those metcons. Glad to be able to get all of the reps in though.

I have a golf scramble in the morning, so not sure if I’ll exercise tomorrow.

Finished!

Worked on the truck all weekend with my Dad and then buttoned up a few things after my parents took off. Made it to the gym at 6pm with B.

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

  • 1:00/1:00 Banded Posterior Ankle Distraction
  • 20 Lateral Banded Step Overs
  • 8 Squat Press Outs (25#, 3s)
  • 5 Jump Squats (singles)

Workout

  • 3 Sets (each arm)
    • 12 Single Arm Waiters Squat (5 count pause, 53#)
    • 1:00 Rest
  • MAX Single Arm Farmer Carry (70#)
  • 2:00 Rest
  • Repeat with other arm

Those squats are terrible with the 5 count pauses. I got 180 meters with each arm on the carries.

Conditioning

  • 30 HSPU
  • 30 Bar-facing Burpees

I’ve loving these little quick hitters lately. Not a great workout for my wrist though. I did 13-10-7 and finished the handstand push-ups at 1:42. Kept up a good pace and technique on the burpees and finished at 3:47.

Active Life – Back Max

3 Rounds

  • 1:00 Overhead Barbell Hold (125#)
  • 50m Double KB Front Rack Carry (53#)

Yuck! Even worse on my wrist.

That’s a rap with the Active Life back work. Really enjoyed it and it seems to have paid off. I think I’m going to try out their Shoulder Max program here and there to help with my right shoulder impingement and maybe will look at their Thick Pack workouts for some ideas.

Did I mention it was scorching hot all weekend? Ninety degrees inside the garage doing all that work on the truck. I bet I’m dehydrated and probably lost some considerable weight sweating this weekend.

2018 AGOQ #4

I’m a little bruised up on my collarbone from the cleans, but feeling good otherwise.

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

  • 10 Side Shuffles (10m)
  • 2:00/2:00 Banded Posterior Hip Distraction
  • 10/10 Lateral Leg Swings

Workout – 6 Sets (3x each leg)

  • 10 Box Step Ups (24″, 50# DBs)
  • 5 Eccentric Ankle Dorsiflexion
  • 1:00 Rest

Got the ticker going1

Conditioning

Warmed up snatches with 5×45, 5×75, 3×115, and 3×145.

2018 Age Group Online Qualifier #4
5:00 AMRAP

  • 9 HSPU
  • 6 Bar-facing Burpees
  • 3 Snatch (165#)

Holy fuck when I got that first snatch! My feet were getting really wide on every catch. I did every set of handstand push-ups unbroken though the 2nd and 3rd rounds were a bit slower. Felt pretty good on the burpees. Did exactly 3 rounds.

Active Life – Back Max

12:00

  • 8/8 Bottoms Up KB Press (26#)
  • 8/8 Half Kneeling Halos (26#)
  • 8/8 Suitcase Deadlift (88#)
  • 8/8 Single Arm Push Press (50#)

After cruising through round 1 I picked it up so I could get through 3 rounds and was able to.

18.4 / Diane

Went to March Madness yesterday and Friday and was busy with my Dad on Saturday. So I was well rested for this workout.

Warm-up

  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • PVC Passes
  • 5 Inchworms
  • 5 Sumo Inchworms
  • High Knee Walk
  • Butt Kick Walk
  • 5 Shoulder Press (45#)
  • 10 Deadlifts (45#)
  • 2×5 Deadlifts (135#)
  • 2×5 Deadlifts (185#)
  • 2×2 Deadlifts (225#)
  • HSPU

CrossFit Game Open Workout 18.4

In my case, just Diane. I’ve seen a lot of bitching online about the new handstand push-up standard. I guess my shoulder to elbow length is advantageous because I got about 2 inches extra on the wall.

  • 21 Deadlifts (225#)
  • 21 HSPU
  • 15 Deadlifts (225#)
  • 15 HSPU
  • 9 Deadlifts (225#)
  • 9 HSPU
  • 21 Deadlifts (315#)
  • 2 Handstand Walks (25′ in 5′ sections)
  • 15 Deadlifts (315#)
  • 2 Handstand Walks (25′)
  • 9 Deadlifts (315#)
  • 2 Handstand Walks (25′)

On the drive to the gym I decided I wasn’t even going to load up the 315# bar. The most I’ve pulled in the last year was some doubles with 305# a few weeks ago. Going heavy under fatigue isn’t a risk I want to take right now with the rehab going well.

I went 8-7-6, 8-7, and 9 on the deadlifts and went without a belt. Shouldn’t have been so conservative on those. For my HSPU I went 12-9 and then 8-7 with one no rep. I had to start stretching and taking longer to make sure each rep counted, which of course leads to more fatigue. Had to go 4-3-2 for the set of 9. Finished my 90 reps in 5:44 with a 4:39 tiebreak.

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I was excited to give this a shot because I’ve been wanting to try Diane for months since my HSPU have improved so much in the last year. Now I’m really looking forward to another attempt down the road with normal HSPU. I may try to do the deadlifts unbroken whenever that day comes.

Since I hadn’t worked out since Thursday I felt like doing something else, so we did a circuit.

12:00 EMOM (alt)

  • Row
  • Battle Ropes
  • Russian KBS (53#)
  • Sit-ups

Didn’t count my reps.

Fight the Urge

Planned to workout yesterday, but after watching golf and being 6pm I wasn’t up for it. In to the gym at noon today.

25-20-15

  • HSPU
  • Box Jumps (24″)

Did the handstand push-ups 10-8-7, 8-7-5, and 8-7. Had to resist the urge to do 3×5 for the 15. Jumped and stepped down every rep. Finished inĀ 8:17.

Warmed up Pendlay rows with 8×45#.

4 Sets

  • 6 Evil Wheels
  • 8 Pendlay Rows (115#)

Warmed up back squats with 4×115, 2×165, and 2×185 to also give me a feel for what load to use.

E30S 10:00 (alt)

  • 5 Burpees
  • 2 Back Squats (205#)

Maybe should have used 225#, but didn’t want to push it.